Arena Football apparently hasn't been a safe bet for Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil.
Neil bought the Las Vegas Outlaws to Sin City last year and the team is in the midst of its inaugural season, but the Arena Football League has taken over the team`s operation as part of a plan to, according to league commissioner Scott C. Butera, "solidify its financial condition and create a platform for growth. AFL ownership requires significant financial commitment and operational expertise. We're excited about moving forward with members who share the same vision."
Attendance has been poor for Outlaws games so far this season, which has four games left on the schedule -- including one against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's LA Kiss on Saturday (July 18).
The Outlaws aren't alone in their troubles; the AFL has also taken over operations of the New Orleans Voodoo.
Neil and Motley Crue are in the midst of another North American leg of their farewell tour, which plays tonight (July 17) in Anchorage, Alaska.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.